Category Archives: goat

We have babies

  goat kids that is!  Currently the count is 17, but I have several nannies who are getting ready to deliver.  The ratio as of now is about 70% girls – which is good because I’m planning to keep females this time around to help build up the herd.  (I’ll be replacing the Buck before …

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The Farrier came this evening

and the big boys got shoes.  John the Mule tried to escape when I went into the house while we were waiting.  He *thought* that I was going to load them up and go somewhere.  Silly old man.  Wormy asked if I wanted to sell John because he’s got a fellow up in the Carolinas …

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Wow what a weekend….

Saturday morning, I loaded Dusty and went to ride in the Relay for Life Benefit trail ride sponsored by the Cowboy Church of Marshall County. I *almost* left without a camera, but decided to try out a new harness that I bought from Amazon.com. The general idea is good, but being of the female persuasion, …

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Really Busy Weekend here…..

We attended my nephew Brandon’s basketball game Friday night. Brandon is a senior and this was a playoff game – lose and you’re out. It was a hard fought contest, but thankfully they won. Go Sardis Lions! This is the high school where I spent most of my teen years – 7th thru 10th grades, …

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The Funny Farm should be our name

Almost every day brings laughter around here. These animals never fail to cheer me up, and sometimes they’re downright hilarious (as you saw in yesterday’s blog!). Today did not disappoint, watch the goat video and you’ll see what I mean…. I’ve gotta start taking a good camera to the barn with me to capture this …

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Buck – 2 week progress report

I am quite pleased at his progress so far. We still have a LONG way to go, but being able to see some difference in both his physical and mental shape are encouraging. I shot a short video this afternoon out in the round pen. Notice the tail wringing? He only does it when Wiley …

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Snow Day!!

The great Blizzard of 2011 struck last night and left the entire upper half of Alabama pretty much paralyzed. All roads are either closed or said to be impassable, and even the Governor is asking folks to just stay home. Handyman (my pet name for hubby) and I went out to feed this morning at …

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And everyone was nestled…..

all snug in their beds….. Some of the 30 baby goats all warm and toasty in their ‘kid box’. The weather forecast for tonight is anywhere from 3 to 10 inches of snow, ice and freezing rain. Unusual and unwelcome weather for NE Alabama, I can assure you. The horses, mule, donkey and goats are …

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